PUPILS from Walton & Lees Hill CE Primary School put one foot in front of the other to celebrate Walk to School Week.

On May 20 all 27 students, from Reception to Year 6, plus six staff members, walked on part of the Hadrian's Wall Path from Newtown to Walton, taking in many sights along the way.

At the halfway point they even came across an excavation by the Hadrian's Wall Community Archaeology Project where the children were given the opportunity to ask lots of questions and learn more about Roman life and activity in the area.

Fiona Stobbart, headteacher, said: "As a school we try to get out and about.

"We are still addressing the curriculum but just in a different way.

"Our children have been stuck in front of a computer so they deserve a bit of fresh air and we wanted to branch out a little bit further, it was only a mile and it was a lovely morning despite getting a little bit soggy.

"We were a little bit wet when we arrived at Walton, but a hot chocolate and crispy cake treat from the Reading Room cafe helped to warm us up.

"Another reason for our walk was to help the children recognise that they don't need to travel far to see some beautiful sights and take part in exercise.

"We have a big focus on children and staff wellbeing at the moment, especially in light of us having to spend time out of school, learning remotely.

"Our school vision is 'caring, sharing and always learning'.

"Our walk showed how we can incorporate all three of those things in our work."

Walk to school week took place from May 17 to 21.

Its aim is to teach children all about the benefits of walking.

The walk is just a few of the activities that the school has in store for pupils in the coming months.

These include a taster session at Brampton Golf Club, Tarn Road, and a visit to New Mills Trout Fishing Park.

The school caters for children aged 3 to 11.

On the school's website it adds: "Children are predominately taught in two mixed age classes, promoting a caring family atmosphere.

"All staff know the children in our school very well and provide each child with an individualised approach to learning.

"As a school we believe each child should have the opportunity, challenge and support to achieve their highest potential in all curriculum areas."